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Senior HSSE Advisor

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 13/05/2013
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The Role:
My clients Houston office is currently seeking a Senior HSSE Advisor to join the HSE Group on their Chissonga development team.


It is the general responsibility of the Senior HSSE Advisor to deliver the Processes and Procedures that will ensure the Chissonga Project complies with the relevant International and National HSSE regulations along with the requirements of Angolan Laws and Decrees and Maersk Oil and Gas Standards.

In performing his/her duties the Senior HSSE Advisor will liaise closely with the Chissonga Project Teams to advise and support personnel within the project in relation to HSSE issues.

The position is required for the duration of the project.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

The Senior HSSE Advisor shall ensure that all activities are executed in accordance with corporate requirements including those in respect of HSSE.

The Senior HSSE Advisor will provide support to the Chissonga HSSE Manager on a daily basis and be responsible for:

•Promoting the principle and culture of healthy, safe, secure and environmentally responsible project team
•Assist in developing the relevant project management systems in accordance with relevant industry standards with particular emphasis on Health, Safety, Security and Environment
•Partake in the selection of contractors to ensure they will perform in compliance with requirements and will promote safety ambitions;
•Assist in establishing the appropriately qualified HSSE presence at the various Chissonga Project sites
•Work with the other project functions to ensure the contract specifications, including the Basis of Design and Functional System Specification etc., meet the HSSE requirements
•Ensure that all necessary analyses in respect of HSSE are carried out and are being implemented in the project execution
•Assist in maintaining and updating, as required, the complete set of project HSSE management systems in compliance with standards and guidelines
•Ensure the close collaboration with contractors in respect of HSSE for all parts of the project
•Partake in HSSE site audits onshore as well as offshore as required
•Ensure that all significant HSSE issues are brought to the attention of the Chissonga Project HSSE Manager
•Training of company staff in HSSE reporting, and making sure contractors are complying with reporting routines
•Maintain appropriate HSSE reporting from all sites to Chissonga Project HSSE Manager
•Provide HSSE services as required to sites;
•Managing the QRA Contractor
•Working closely with the Angola HSSE Advisor
•Providing the Chissonga HSSE Manager and all other responsible persons with continuous updates on all HSSE issues.
Primary Interfaces (who are the key people/organisations the incumbent interacts with internally and externally)


•Chissonga Project HSSE Manager, Houston
•Angola HSSE Advisor, Luanda


•To be defined during project execution.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience

•Technical Degree at MSc. level or higher is preferred
• Technical Degree at BSc. level as a minimum
• 10+ years’ experience in the Oil and Gas Business, preferably offshore developments
• ISO 1401 and 9001 experience required
• Demonstrate strong HSSE capabilities on at least two fabrication and offshore oil and gas projects, preferably in deep water
• International experience will be an advantage
• A balanced approach to the application of HSSE theory and practice
• Proof ability to work across our disciplines in support of HSSE
• Can demonstrate strong HSSE capabilities in a project environment where schedule constraints are of primary concern
• High level of commercial acumen with strong general understanding of HSSE regulatory requirements associated with the oil and gas business
• High levels of creativity, persistence, curiosity and enthusiasm
• Proficient in English (written and spoken)
• Proficiency in Portuguese (writte
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